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Executive Sous Chef

posted April 17, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
529279 l

About This Job


The Kitchen Manager should be well versed in teaching and coaching a staff to develop and grow their skill that results in a finished product and service that meets company standards and achieves high guest satisfaction levels. This position will assist the Food and Beverage Director on implementing kitchen and culinary changes, working hands on, work shifts, as well as performing all other responsibilities as directed.


  • Assist in planning and executing all functions of the Food & Beverage department to meet the daily needs of the operation mainly on back of the house operations including: staff supervision, inventory controls and food/labor cost, and product quality
  • Prepare, assign and delegate responsibilities for the operation of the various F & B sub departments, IE: Banquets
  • Implement effective controls of food, beverage and labor costs to ensure efficient operation and expenditures stay within budget limitations
  • Ensure compliance with all policies and procedures that relate to F & B, as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Coverage of rank when the Food  and Beverage Director is not present
  • Ensure safety of team members and cleanliness of facility and equipment
  • Monitor inventory of food, beverages and supplies to ensure we are meeting par requirements in all areas
  • Assist in conducting monthly inventories
  • Keeping store rooms and refrigerator and freezer organized
  • Assist in ordering and receiving necessary food products, beverages and supplies
  • Ensures on a daily basis that the kitchen is staffed appropriately, the kitchen is clean, inventory levels are appropriate and equipment is working properly
  • Includes cooking, scheduling, forecasting, and F&B cost calculations
  • Complies with company and franchise standards of operation procedures, as well as those of all applicable regulatory agencies, and ensures on a daily basis that all products are prepared and presented in accordance with brand or company standards
  • Provides the highest quality of customer service to the customers at all times, to include ensuring the proper training of all staff and supporting associates to ensure customer satisfaction and product quality


  • The candidate must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of restaurant operations that encompasses food and beverage, restaurant and banquet service techniques, Health and Safety regulations and providing ultimate guest satisfaction.
  • The ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with guests and team members is an absolute necessity.
  • The candidate must be able to create and promote a positive working environment among team members and resolve conflict by practicing patience and diplomacy while exercising due diligence.
  • They must have the capacity to work under pressure and perform under stressful situations.
  • The candidate must also have a Food Handler and TIPS certification.
  • At least 3 years of Food and Beverage experience is required.
  • Physical requirements include standing for long periods of time and heavy lifting.



About This Employer

Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto

4216 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94306

Friendly, modern hotel in Palo Alto, CA

Our newly opened Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto is the closest hotel to downtown Palo Alto and is three miles from Stanford University and the Stanford University Medical Center. The hotel is minutes from many Fortune 500 companies and many quality restaurants, shopping and leisure opportunities. This modern hotel is within a twenty minute drive of San Francisco and San Jose, offering world-class entertainment, Broadway plays, award-winning restaurants and breweries.

Feel at home in a comfortable guest room or suite at this hotel in Palo Alto, CA. Each room is equipped with complimentary WiFi, a microwave, a mini-refrigerator, a Keurig® coffeemaker and an oversized desk. Energize in the complimentary fitness center, refresh in the indoor pool or unwind on the outdoor patio. Start your day with a cooked-to-order breakfast in The Garden Grille & Bar, which also serves American cuisine for dinner. Stock up on snacks, drinks and chilled meals in the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Check emails in the complimentary 24-hour business center, and hold a business or social event with four flexible meeting spaces and a modern boardroom.

  • Closest hotel to downtown Palo Alto
  • Complimentary fitness center, indoor pool and outdoor patio area with fire pit
  • Over 3,000 sq. ft. flexible function space and on-site catering
  • Full service restaurant and evening room service
  • Complimentary electric car charging stations